Even identical twins have different fingerprints.
You've had your own personal set of fingerprints since before you were born, and they'll be with you throughout your whole life.
Joaquin Phoenix won the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for ‘Joker’ at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
After a talk show host mocked Joaquin Phoenix for what she assumed was a cleft lip, the experts address what causes this most common of birth defects.
Around 10 states in the U.S. have hit over 120 degrees Fahrenheit on their hottest days this year.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Even if survival rates for very premature infants have improved, it’s dubious that there is a moral reason to lower the abortion limit.
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A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
The EPA’s effort to remove lead from gasoline saved a lot of infant lives.
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An extensive amount of research has shown a direct link between air quality and fetal and infant health. Cleaner air has saved lives – and money.
The death of an unborn baby is a devastating and traumatic event.
The death of a baby, whether born or unborn, is a devastating and traumatic event. More than 2,000 stillbirths occur every year in Australia. But a large number of them can be prevented.
Racial discrimination may have biological impacts lasting across generations.
Think about the last time you left the house. Did strangers on the street acknowledge your presence with a smile or avert their glance? Chances are that the answer depended on your age, gender and, of…
Icy times for mom-to-be meant bad news for baby-on-board.
In January 1998 five days of freezing rain collapsed the electrical grid of the Canadian province of Québec. The storm left more than 3 million people without electricity for anywhere from a few hours…
Repeat after me: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall …
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As technology advances so does our ability to monitor unborn babies. Now it’s even possible to track how a very young fetus, still in its mother’s womb, learns and remembers basic speech. As a labour and…
This little tyke is already hard at work studying.
Human foetuses begin to hear sounds outside the womb at about 27 weeks. But whether foetuses can learn from these sounds…